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    More interesting research in electrical storage technology.

    The All-Electron Battery- a quantum leap forward in energy storage

    Researchers at Stanford University seek to develop an “All-Electron Battery” that would enable a completely new class of electrical energy storage devices for electric vehicles. The All-Electron Battery has the potential to provide ultra-high energy and power densities, while enabling extremely high cycle life. This novel battery stores energy by moving electrons, rather than ions, and uses electron/hole redox instead of capacitive polarization of a double-layer. This technology uses a novel architecture that has potential for very high energy density because it decouples the two functions of capacitors: charge separation and breakdown strength. If successful, this project will develop a completely new paradigm in energy storage for electric vehicles that could revolutionize the electric vehicle industry.
     
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    It's great to see great advances moving forward to better our world, old rocks.
     
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    Here's the deal. The "alternate energy" people aren't dealing with the reality of alternate technology. They are relying on emotion and pipe dreams of what alternate energy might be like in an alternate universe while they peddle their crap and the US goes down the tubes under gigantic whirring hunks of junk and solar panels that provide enough energy to run a radio on a sunny day. The moral of the story is that we would all be using it if it worked but it don't..
     
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    From 2.5 gw of wind in 1999, to nearly 49 gw at present. Solar expanded over 80% in 2011. Be nice to have a bank account that expanded at the rate of wind or solar. But dunderheads like Whitey will always state that an eighty per cent increase in a year doesn't mean anything. LOL

    https://www.cleanenergyexperts.com/2012/01/07/u-s-solar-installations-continuing-to-increase/


    As a result of weakness in the commercial solar market, SEIA revised its 2011 installation forecast downward to 1.7 GW from 1.8 GW which would still represent year over year growth of approximately 89%. I am sure that they are still holding their buggy whip manufacturer stock, knowing for sure that these horseless carriages are just a minor shortlived fad.
     
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    Germany just pulled the plug in their alternate energy sector grants etc. ( 100 bn, bye bye), the eu carbon trading scheme is for all intent and purposes, dead....next.
     
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    My impressions so far are this: do NOT wait for the government to lead the way.

    Reduce your energy consumption/waste, first.
    Then, build your own solar thermal panels.

    Bottom line: develop your OWN alternative energy program.
     
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    The link in the op is a great article, wishing here we could put that technology on fast forward.

    Still, the first step to energy independence is..........reduce consumption
     
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    NegaWatters -- I hate em.. Think they're saving the planet by slowly taking away the light and progress.

    Can't sit in a California airport and read tech journals anymore. The lights go off while you're sitting there. Have to wait for someone to walk by or wave your arms like a "crazy person".. To make ENERGY RARE -- which is the obvious result of aggressive conservation -- is to make energy EXPENSIVE. The change is California since I left 5 years ago is disturbing. It's dark, and dirtier and depressing in every public venue..

    Energy needs to PLENTIFUL and CHEAP... Or you can kiss your "advanced EVs" bye bye. Nobody will be employed to buy them...
     
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    Flats, you get dumber every day. Conservation of energy does not mean less generation, it means less use for a given task. Don't know what it is with you 'Conservatives', but the idea of spending less money to do the same amount of work seems to be an anthema to you. Hardly what I would consider a conservative value system.
     

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